BULLYING IN SPORTSWhether it’s from parents, players or coaches, disrespectful behaviour has become a growing concern in our gyms, rinks and on our playing fields.
Bullying before, during or after sports may appear as:
Unwarranted yelling and screaming directed at the target.
Continually criticizing the target’s abilities.
Blaming the target for mistakes.
Making unreasonable demands related to performance.
Repeated insults or put downs of the target
Repeated threats to remove or restrict opportunities or privileges.
Denying or discounting the target’s accomplishments.
Threats of, and actual, physical violence.
E-mails or instant messages containing
insults or threats.
A recent survey of 22,000 high school students across the United States found that 48 percent of students had been targets of hazing. Hazing, a form of bullying is when kids are humiliated in sports or forced to take part in dangerous events.
- When a bully is an adult, it is most often a sport coach 42%
- Targets of Hazing 48%